A European backpacker who was held hostage at a South Australian pig shed used a little hook to unshackle herself, and then signal for help.
Davine, was kidnapped, raped and held hostage for two days in hobby farmer Gene Charles Bristow's pig shed on his regional property in 2017.
The 54-year-old man lured Davine to his farm in Meningie, 150km southeast of Adelaide, after he answered a Gumtree advertisement she posted in search of work.
She believed she was going to work raising calves.
Instead, he took her to his shed, checked her for signs of drug use before assaulting her.
"I was struggling and then he put something against my back and I thought it was over," she told 60 Minutes on Sunday.
"You don't want to die somewhere, not like that. Not there in the middle of nowhere."
He threatened to shoot her and told fake stories about police corruption and his involvement in a kidnapping ring. She was told to strip and held in shackles.
But Davine found little hooks in the fridge to break free of the shackles and used her laptop to send messages to friends online to contact police.
Her friend told the police and a search began to find her.
Officers pulled Bristow over in a routine check but had nothing to hold him.
He raced back to the pig shed, freed Davine and drove her to a motel.
Police spotted the backpacker and took her to safety.
Bristow was sentenced in May to 18 years in jail with a minimum of 12 years and six months.
Australian Associated Press